Wasting no water

Industries in Bangalore to get recycled water

By Malini Shankar
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- (Credit: Malini.S)industries around Bangalore will now get low-cost, recycled water for non-potable purposes. A new scheme initiated by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (bwssb) will soon commence the supply of recycled water to the industries.

The first-of-its-kind project is funded partly by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (hudco) and the Indo French Protocol and is being set up in collaboration with the French company 'Ondeo Degremont'. Under the project, two tertiary treatment plants have been set up, which will recycle domestic and industrial sewage upto internationally accepted standards of 20 milligrammes/kilolitre (mg/kl) of biological oxygen demand (bod) and 30 mg/kl of suspended solids.While the Vrishabhavathi valley plant has a capacity of recycling and producing 60 million litres per day (mld) of water, the Yelahanka plant can recycle 10 mld. This water can be used in boilers, coolers, fountains, for flushing toilets and gardening.

According to M N Thippeswamy, chief engineer, corporate planning, bwssb, industries have already given the nod to buy the recycled water.

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